Which leads to the third tip: Use an app to keep track of your progress. Mint is one app for money management. If you are trying to lose weight, check out Noom or Fooducate. If you are aiming for better time management, try Remember the Milk.
Number four: Do it with a friend. Nothing says motivation like your best friend struggling alongside you.
Number five: Celebrate your progress. Whether it's a cheat day, a glass of wine or a bubble bath, find a way to treat yourself for each solid week of progress you make.